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Faculty & Administration

Steven H. Resnicoff
is a professor at DePaul University College of Law, where he has received numerous awards for his teaching and scholarship, and director of its Center for Jewish Law & Judaic Studies (JLJS). Former chair of the Association of American Law School’s Section on Jewish Law and chair of the executive board of the Jewish Law Association, Professor Resnicoff earned a BA at Princeton (Phi Beta Kappa) a JD at Yale, and received advanced rabbinic ordination (yoreh yoreh yadin yadin) from the late sage, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, of blessed memory. Professor Resnicoff is the author or co-author of five books, including Understanding Jewish Law, published by LexisNexis, and more than 50 articles and book chapters. Much of his work focuses on the interrelationships between Jewish and secular legal systems, and he also teaches in the doctoral program at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Leadership and Learning in Chicago. An internationally known scholar and lecturer, Professor Resnicoff’s expertise is in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial paper, contracts and professional responsibility.

Lauren Esula is the Department Assistant at the DePaul College of Law’s Center for Jewish Law & Judaic Studies. She graduated summa cum laude from DePaul University in 2013 earning her BA in Public Relations and Advertising. Before becoming the Department Assistant at JLJS, she worked in the advertising field. In addition to her position at DePaul, Esula enjoys activities that are creatively stimulating such as, decorating, diy projects, and baking.